.. IBM LotusLive Engage sheds the Bluehouse moniker for its SAAS messaging and collaboration applications, which are hosted in the cloud, or over the Web. LotusLive is IBM’s enterprise applications challenge to Microsoft Windows Live and Google Apps. LotusLive integrates with Salesforce.com, Skype and LinkedIn to reach potentially 400 million new users.
– Orlando — Bluehouse, the SAAS (software as a service) IBM hosts for companies to connect their end users, was renamed LotusLive Engage and given some quick credibility with the integration of business partners Salesforce.com, Skype and LinkedIn at Lotusphere 2009 Jan. 18. …
“LotusLive is IBM’s enterprise applications challenge to Microsoft Windows Live “
So .. what’s an enterprise applications challenge ? and why put this in relation to Microsoft Windows Live platform which is consumer oriented ?
Microsoft has recently turned Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) into production which is Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online and LiveMeeting. So if IBM looks to compete in business (whatever size) this would be a more appropriate comparison to make.